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What similarities are there between Buddhism and Christianity?

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Answer by wgrogers54
They are both mysticism.

19 COMMENTS

  1. Both deal with belief.
    Both are actually missionary faiths but Buddhism doesn’t seem like it a lot.
    Both include the concept of an afterlife although different.
    Thats all I can think of right now.

  2. 1, there both religions
    2, there both followed by small minded people that would rather be lead blindly by there fears like a bull by the nose till death than face the reallity that we’re all there is??

  3. Buddhism is really an atheistic religion devoted to inner peace. Christianity is organized religion designed to secure its followers through constant fearmongering and overzealous self beating

  4. Not much.
    Buddhism has no conception of the afterlife as religion perceives it. Only the individual consciousness survives and it reincarnates a short time after death.
    Buddhist also do not worship Buddha. He is not a God, or a savior of any sort. Sidartha Buddha is one of many teachers, and “buddha” just means enlightened one. Anyone can become a “buddha”.
    Buddhists also do not believe in a God. They are atheistic.
    Buddhism is about inner peace and attaining an enlightened state so as to be above suffering. Christianity deals with worshiping a God to get into heaven and avoid eternal damnation.

  5. None that I know of. Christianity is all about salvation thru the Lord Jesus Christ and loving one’s fellow man.
    Buddhism is all about reaching some kind of personal heaven. Salvation is attained not thru the heavenly father’s love. Christianity is a quest to find God. Buddhism is a quest to be God.

  6. Both of them identify the fact that all men are spiritual beings and have an inner need.
    One of them is the answer to that need. The other isn’t.

  7. Similarities
    both involve some sort of person : buddha vs christ
    both look towards god
    both look for peace
    both look into healing
    both people went to heaven to perform greater good
    both set out principles which are very similar
    both lost friends and families
    both involve some sort of repentance
    both religions have a purgatory
    both religions have scriptures
    at one point or another, both types on monks were bald
    angels and spirits in heaven who interact with the people on earth
    demons and devil who messes people up on earth
    both have religious place of worship
    both at one point or another involved some sort of sacrifice
    both have words to end at a prayer – amen vs ‘all-lay-tor-fut’
    both involve prayers
    when god(s) get angry they create havoc on earth
    both have some sort of mystic stories that stretches thousand of years
    both at some point or rather involved the desert
    both christ and buddha was tested on temptation
    both christ and buddha were subject to a greater power (god/greater god)
    some say they may even originate from the same source – speculative and one of those conspiracy theories
    differences:
    they based in different parts of the world
    different times
    buddhism is more mystic
    buddhism involves some sort of therapeutic meditation
    christianity has one god
    buddha was human and did not had a beard
    buddhism did not had commandments
    buddha spent most of his life in a garden, jesus travelled to spread the word
    christianity said something about how men rule over all on earth vs buddha who loves all creatures
    reincarnation vs one life
    buddhism does not have a hell
    different people to judge the who will go where in the afterlife: jesus on judgement day and yami (the over-sized, scary overlord) when you die
    buddhist principles written by monks, Christan principles are written by god
    it’s what I’ve got so far. Hope it helps

  8. forget about the similarity, Buddhism is WAYYYYYY better than Christianity… it teaches LOVE and Meditation all the way.. unlike the religion who tells us fables and expect us to believe every single word in it… LOL!!!

  9. They are both banned in China. Both teach followers to love and respect heaven and life. Both shows a method to reach the Kingdom or paradise.
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